Infosec is political. It’s about power — who has it, who doesn’t, and how it will be used. Some geeks like to pretend otherwise, but that will be harder this year during hacker summer camp in Las Vegas, as politicians and policymakers join hackers to merge tech and policy in some much-anticipated talks.
Here are our top seven talks to watch out for this year in Las Vegas.
Can You Track Me Now? Why the Phone Companies Are Such a Privacy Disaster
Senator Ron Wyden brings his “Wyden Siren” to DEF CON to talk about US cell phone carriers and privacy, or rather lack thereof.